Report Launch: "The Minority Reports"

Tue, 2013-03-12 10:30 - 12:00

Please join the Rights Working Group (RWG) and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) in the launch of:

How the Intersection of Criminal Justice, Immigration and Surveillance Undermines Freedoms in California

March 12, 2013, 10:30-12:00
39 Drumm Street, San Francisco



Welcome Remarks

  • Reshma Shamasunder, Executive Director, CIPC

The Enforcement Debate Within Immigration Reform

  • Margaret Huang, Executive Director, Rights Working Group

Panel Discussion: The Minority Reports

  • Angie Junck, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Cynthia Buiza, Author/Researcher
  • Julia Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California

Community Response

  • Jakada Imani, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center

Q and A

  • Moderator: Margaret Huang, Executive Director, Rights Working Group

In the name of "cooperation," California has seen increased sharing of resources, data and personnel that negatively affects communities of color, immigrants, and people interacting with the criminal justice and national security systems.

The Rights Working Group, a national coalition of over 340 grassroots organizations, interviewed civil rights and human rights organizations and law enforcement agencies in California, and examined the nexus of the criminal justice, immigration and national security systems in the state. The result is The Minority Reports. The report hopes to contribute to a better understanding of how we could begin to respond to the impact of the intersection of these systems on our communities, and build a strong and powerful narrative in which to talk about it, in light of the renewed momentum to reform the U.S. immigration system.

Copies of the report will be distributed at the event.

To RSVP, please contact: Cynthia Buiza at (323.573.1566) or Gabriela Villareal at

Co–sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California, The Immigrant Legal Resource Center and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA
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